EGI-InSPIRE:Amb 2013-11-12

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Activity Reports


  • Progress on Milestones & Deliverables

Preparations for the QR14 - template circulated, metrics being collected

  • Major work done during the past week by task

TNA1.1 Activity management

  • Changes to activity plan to reflect management changes, central budget updates to be finalised
  • Change in NA2 and SA1 work package leaders proposed, PMB feedback needed on 13 November
  • PO notified of change to Project Director, LEAR being updated

TNA1.2 Project and consortium management

  • Payment schedule for PQ11 and PY3 agreed with PO
  • Final Form C's for PY3 sent to EC
  • Budget for 2014 pro forma invoices issued this week
  • Effort allocations to be verified for PY5
  • Interviews underway for Business Development Expert, Technical Outreach Expert and Senior Ops Officer until 20th November

TNA1.4 Quality assurance

  • QR14 materials and metrics gathered for 8 November
  • Project level metrics to be related to the human networks impact Through White Papers



Major work done during the past week by task

  • OpenAIRE: provided enumerations for projects, scientific disciplines to be used for the web interface, meeting with Nuno about AppDB/OpenAIRE integration possibilities
  • Quarterly Report: drafted content, chased inputs from partners
  • EGI tagline: meeting to discuss evolution
  • Meeting with German partner on Cloud for manufacturing
  • Attended managers meeting

Major Events Attended

  • (Sergio, Carmela) ICT2013, 6-8 Nov 2013, Vilnius

Major Events Planned

  • (Sergio, Sy, Carmela), EGI workshop, 4-6 Dec 2013, Amsterdam
  • (Carmela?) CoPoRi Workshop, 4 Dec 2013, Brussels
  • (Sergio?) Helix Nebula F2F Meeting: Suppliers & Users, 4 Dec 2013, Brussels




  • Attended TCB
  • SA2 weekly call
  • Planned for the next UMD releses
  • Circulated an Ipv6 test result page


  • Completed the QCG test list
  • Evaluating the BDD test framework to improve the current tests


  • Testing IPv6 capabilities
  • Created and tested new DPM PPA


  • Regular maintenance



  • The MOOC project is closing in on finishing the online course; the material urgently needs to be reviewed from someone external to SURFsara.
  • The rOCCI project is heavily working on a production quality framework and implementation, which includes bug fixes, a well-documented dummy plug-in, general documentation and test coverage.
  • The AppDeployment team successfully tested OpenStack Havana release with an OCCI integration, and a CloudInit contextualisation version for RHEL6 based distributions.
  • VAPOR is continuing implementing features for VO Data Management capabilities, including reporting and dedicated scanning of Storage elements.

TSA4.1 - Management

  • compiling weekly reports
  • QR14 assembly (based on summaries of weekly reports) started
  • Actions from MS801 review circulated to the shepherds and task leaders


  • Worked on certificate dCache problem; seems to be broader then just dCache. See this ticket for dcache patch: Will be made available today on our dcache instance.
  • Ran into issues with installing WS-PGRADE on the MOOC VM, now considering shipping two separate VMs for the MOOC
  • Recorded guest lecture in our collaboratorium
  • Recording of introduction lecture, will be put online tomorrow

TSA4.3 - Liferay

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.4 - OCCI for CMF

rOCCI framework
  • extended test coverage to improve QA on rOCCI-core (continuous, right now focusing on Occi::Parser coverage)
  • working on a reference backend, towards the first alpha version
  • dummy backend 40 % done
  • continuously adding docs and unit tests (specs) for implemented features
ToDo for next week
  • continue working on rOCCI-server backends
  • finish dummy backend
  • in parallel, continue extending test coverage on rOCCI framework, primarily rOCCI-core


  • Still approx. one month (== Florian's contribution), no further delay

TSA4.5 - CDMI in CMF

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.6 - OCCI CompClouds

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.7 - AppDeployment

  • OCCI for stable/havana now available
  • built and test cloud-init for rhel6 distros rpm
  • front-end development
Plans for next week:
  • Continue with development of frontend
  • adapt SA2 verification as use case

TSA4.8 - CloudCapabilities

Report missing


  • Continued the developments of VO Data Management features: period mostly dedicated to the scan of Storage Elements based on the file catalog
    • continued the customization and integration of the tool used to scan storage elements filling up.
    • development of web pages to display the reports
  • Continue investigation of the use of GFAL2 python and GFAL FS.
Plans for next period
  • Still a few developments to do on the scan of storage elements (sort files of expired/suspended users)
  • In preparation of the 2 days meeting with Operations Portal team (2 and 3 of December), configure VAPOR services on the dedicated VM deployed recently.
Problems we encountered, but can solve in the mini-project:


Problems and issues we need external help with:


TSA4.10 - CompReports

bi-weekly reporting

TSA4.12 - AllocateFedRes

report missing


Report: Inspire_jra1_2013-11-12